Weekly Spectrum Transaction Summary - December 4, 2020 February 4, 2021 11:30

FCC Transactions from December 2, 2020
In this week's FCC transactions, T-Mobile has filed assignment applications for 4 licenses with LIberty University (VA) and the University of Southern California (CA).  The assignment with the University of Southern California (USC) is the most interesting.  USC is not assigning the 4th channel on either the KWE33 and WDD655 license.  T-Mobile currently leases each of these 4th channels, but the fact that USC is retaining ownership would indicate that they have plans to use both the A4 and B4 channels for video broadcast, preventing T-Mobile from utilizing most of the EBS/BRS mid-band segment (MBS) in the Los Angeles market area.  For T-Mobile to achieve a 100MHz channel size for 5G, they must operate across the EBS/BRS mid-band segment.  Also this week, T-Mobile files new EBS lease applications for licenses in Arkansas and Virginia from Hackett Public Schools and the F Corporation.  T-Mobile currently leases each of these licenses.  Rise Broadband also filed to re-lease an EBS license in Texas from Abilene Christian University.  In the last application, Nex-Tech Wireless filed a new lease application to access United Wireless' 700MHz lower C-block channel for two complete counties and 1 partial counties in Kansas.
Purpose Assignee Assignor CallSign Map RadioService Market Channel
Assignment T-Mobile Liberty University, Inc. WQCV825 Map EBS P03831 - P35 GSA,37-33-47.5 N,79-11-37.1 W B1234
Assignment T-Mobile University of Southern California KWE33 Map EBS P02990 - P35 GSA,34-13-34 N,118-4-0.2 W B123
Assignment T-Mobile University of Southern California WDD655 Map EBS P02394 - P35 GSA,33-42-43.1 N,117-33-16.2 W A123
Assignment T-Mobile University of Southern California WLX482 Map EBS P03380 - P35 GSA,34-13-34 N,118-4-0.2 W D12
New Lease Nex-Tech Wireless United Wireless Communications WPWV508 Map 700MHz CMA440 - Kansas 13 - Edwards C
New Lease Rise Broadband Abilene Christian University WLX313 Map EBS P00996 - P35 GSA,32-26-38.5 N,99-44-5.3 W C1234
New Lease T-Mobile F CORPORATION WHT659 Map BRS P03483 - P35 GSA,38-57-49.4 N,77-6-16.9 W F1234
New Lease T-Mobile Hackett Public School WNC479 Map EBS P01159 - P35 GSA,35-26-51.3 N,94-21-54.8 W G1234